I tried the quiz — less math than statistics sometimes, no? No matter how much math you know, I think that you need some info/stats to know about the likelihood of the same birthday. Anyway … I’m curious which three you got right. I only got two: the first and last — the socks and the bear.

Comment by Dave Hersam on September 12, 2008 @ 6:30 pm

P.S. I noticed/liked the British “maths”. I’ve seen this in some British books I’ve used with students at work.

Comment by Dave Hersam on September 12, 2008 @ 6:31 pm

I got the socks, birthday and bear ones. I had heard all three previously.

I tried the quiz — less math than statistics sometimes, no? No matter how much math you know, I think that you need some info/stats to know about the likelihood of the same birthday. Anyway … I’m curious which three you got right. I only got two: the first and last — the socks and the bear.

P.S. I noticed/liked the British “maths”. I’ve seen this in some British books I’ve used with students at work.

I got the socks, birthday and bear ones. I had heard all three previously.